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      RS 30:2195.10     


§2195.10. Financial responsibility for noncompliance

            A. Releases at sites that have been determined eligible for funds from the Tank Trust Account prior to July 6, 2004, are not subject to the financial responsibility amounts for noncompliance specified in this Section.

            B. After August 1, 2006, for sites that are determined to be noncompliant with regulations promulgated by the department providing for release reporting, release detection installation operating recordkeeping, release detection reporting, spill and overfill operating requirements, cathodic protection construction, cathodic protection operation maintenance recordkeeping or proper assessing at closure or change in service, the financial responsibility amount is ten thousand dollars.

            C. The secretary or his designee may exclude from coverage by the Tank Trust Account any underground storage tank system whose owner or operator has been found to have consistently failed to comply with the requirements enumerated in Subsection B of this Section as determined by the secretary after consultation with the board. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the secretary or his designee may prohibit the delivery of fuel to any underground storage tank excluded from coverage under this provision until such time as the owner operator secures financial assurance that satisfies the federal petroleum underground storage tank financial responsibility requirements.

            D. Annually the advisory board shall review the financial responsibility requirements for noncompliance and may recommend adjustments to the requirements to the secretary. The secretary shall determine and set the financial responsibility amounts for noncompliance annually. Adjustments to the financial responsibility for noncompliance shall be no less than the amounts currently established by law.

            Acts 1988, No. 767, §2, eff. July 15, 1988; Acts 2004, No. 692, §1, eff. July 6, 2004; Acts 2006, No. 447, §1; Acts 2016, No. 521, §1; Acts 2021, No. 114, §18, eff. July 1, 2022.

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